Being Well Podcast: How To Assert Yourself Effectively
October 22, 2018

The focus of this episode of the Being Well Podcast is asserting ourselves effectively.

Relationships go smoothly when everyone wants the same things. But how common is that? If little comments and adjustments resolve the problem, great. If not, we need to learn how to combine empathy for the other person with clear, skillful assertions of our own views to solve problems and address interpersonal issues.

That’s the focus of this episode of the Being Well Podcast: asserting ourselves effectively.

In even the most supportive and positive relationships, we still need to assert ourselves, if only in small and subtle ways. It may seem rude or pushy to be assertive, but it’s natural for others to express themselves and try to get what they want, and it’s natural for you to do the same.

During this episode we focus on how to:

  • Find the facts
  • Clarify values
  • Focus on the future
  • Make requests rather than demands
  • Keep your eyes on the prize
  • Make clear agreements
  • Consolidate your gains

Timestamps:

  • 1:15: Why do people struggle to assert themselves effectively?
  • 3:10: Setting the stage for asserting yourself.
  • 8:45: Keeping your eyes on the prize.
  • 11:50: Commenting on process.
  • 16:10: Focusing on the future.
  • 18:15: What would it look like if you got what you wanted?
  • 24:00: Make requests, not demands.
  • 25:50: Making requests with dignity.
  • 28:50: Consolidating your gains.
  • 30:45: Make clear agreements.
  • 32:15: How can I help you do this?
  • 37:10: Recap

If you’d like to start making real, positive changes to your brain and your life, but you don’t have a lot of extra time, then you may want to check out Rick Hanson’s new program: Just One Minute.

Dr. Rick Hanson offers 57 brief practices that strengthen the neural networks of deep well-being and resilience.

This program gives you just one thing to focus on each day to gradually change your brain for the better so you can handle the stresses and challenges of everyday life with greater ease, inner strength, and confidence.

Each practice is grounded in modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom, and Rick’s background in the very real world of business and raising a family.

Practices include a 1-2 minute video explaining the importance of the practice and how to do it, a recap, reflection, and suggestion for integrating it into your daily life, weekly emails with inspiration, support, and encouragement, an audio download, transcription, and printable handout.

They’re quick and easy to do, and each repetition strengthens key neural circuits – just like building a muscle in the gym. It’s the law of little things: a small thing repeated each day adds up to big results. Just one thing… that could change your life.

Use the code BEINGWELL at checkout for 10% off the purchase price.

Share this episode on:

Support the Podcast

Special Offers from Our Sponsors

SQUARESPACE

Finally get that project off the ground with Squarespace! Head to squarespace.com/beingwell for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch use coupon code BEINGWELL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.

CALM

Want to sleep better? Try the Calm app! 

Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.

Join Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson every week on the Being Well Podcast for lively and thought-provoking conversation and practical tips for being happier, building inner strengths, and getting the most out of life.

Get Rick’s Free Weekly Newsletter

Get a weekly practice and the latest Being Well Podcast delivered right to your inbox.

Name
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Live Workshop: April 27

Learn methods and practices that can actually change your brain and your habits so you start nurturing your sense of worth and belonging.

Ask Rick and Forrest a Question!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recent Episodes